ABC News: Dr. Eric Genden: “Significant Rise in HPV-Related Throat Cancer in Men”

New York, NY
 – June 1, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

If the trend continues, the annual occurrence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer among men will surpass that of cervical cancer among women by the year 2020, according to a study that will be presented this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual scientific meeting. According to researchers, in 2004 there were nearly 4,000 to 4,500 cases of HPV-related oropharynx cancer in men and women. The number of cases is expected to double to 8,500 by 2020, with the increase occurring primarily in men. "I think it's safe to say that we are on the cusp here of a pandemic. An epidemic that's about to begin," said Dr. Eric Genden, chairman of the department of otolaryngology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn more